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    Posted: July 12 2013 at 19:43
Originally posted by Gerinski

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Since you are going that far, how about the instruments that Gryphon used (krumhorns and such) ? Gentle Giant and PFM? 
Honestly Gryphon is one of those well-known bands I have no idea about Embarrassed (never been too fond of Folk Prog), and I had to search to find out what a krumhorn is (double Embarrassed).
But who knows, maybe as I learn more these may get a place in my article too Tongue
Alright then.

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I don't recall any mention of the optigan. It seems to have an unsuccessful history wedged in a no man's land historically between the mellotron and digital samplers. Did anyone other than Steve Hackett use one?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2013 at 04:46
Originally posted by HackettFan

I don't recall any mention of the optigan. It seems to have an unsuccessful history wedged in a no man's land historically between the mellotron and digital samplers. Did anyone other than Steve Hackett use one?
I mentioned the Optigan in the Vako Orchestron entry, which was a descendant of the Optigan. The Optigan was meant as a home keyboard, not for professional use, so I doubt any professional musicians used it (although I am not certain). Among the Orchestron users I only know of Kraftwerk and Patrick Moraz.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2013 at 16:04
Hi!
For personal reasons I have been rather away from PA for quite some time (and possibly will still remain little involved for some more time) and in the meantime I had been gathering some additional info for this article, but I never found the time to bring the updates to life.
 
Finally I have found some time and I updated quite a lot, around 5,000 words of text and no less than 83 new pictures have been added, more than an article it's becoming a treaty...
 
There are text updates and new pics a bit everywhere but the most significant new pieces of information are:
 
- Mellotron: added Wakeman's custom dual M400
- some new pics and info for the Hammond, ARP synths, Hohner, Farfisa, Vako Orchestron, Poly Synths...
- added Yamaha CP electric pianos
- the entry for Keytars has been significantly extended
- new entry for the Coral Electric Sitar (thanks to Dennis 'The Crimson King' for the suggestion!)
- extended info in the entries for '5 and more string basses' and multi-neck instruments
- Mister Bassman and BassMate bass pedals added in the Taurus entry
- new entry for 'Other guitars and basses'
- new entry for 'Other drums'
 
I hope you enjoy it!
Cheers,
Gerard
 
 
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Any new entries since last fall, Gerard?
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^ Hi, that original thread had become impossible to edit, I guess because there was too much stuff in a single post, so I migrated the article to this new thread where I split the contents in several posts


Yes there have been a few updates but I can't recall them by heart

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